How Much do MagicBands Cost?
As I mentioned above, anyone staying at one of the Disney World Resort hotels was eligible to receive a complimentary (free) MagicBand. It was announced that this longstanding policy was to change at the end of 2020.
As of December 31, 2020, Magicbands will no longer be provided on a complimentary basis for anyone with check-in reservations.
This news was a bit disappointing but not all is lost. You can still use MagicBands in the park and you can still purchase your MagicBand online or at select retail locations.
And another good thing: MagicBands are quite affordable. They will cost you between $15 to $39 – depending on which model you choose.
The basic MagicBands are a solid color. You can choose between 8 different colors and they are priced at just $14.99 each.
The customizable MagicBands are brightly-colored with lively graphics of your favorite Disney characters. The graphical MagicBands cost between $24.99 and $39.99, which is more than the solid MagicBands but well worth it in my opinion.
Disney has also announced a new type of MagicBand called MagicBand+, which falls somewhere between a Magic Band and a Smart Watch. In addition to lighting and vibration effects, MagicBand+ also promises in-park interactive features that will make the wristband function somewhat like the interactive wands at Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The new MagicBand+ starts at $34.99 for a basic solid-color model and is expected to be fully available by July 27, 2022. We expect additional specialty graphic models will eventually be offered, likely at a higher price.
Where Can you Buy MagicBands?
Guests can purchase their MagicBands via any one of the following”
- Online via the shopDisney website
- Walt Disney World theme park retail locations
- Walt Disney World Resort hotel retail locations
- At a select number of Disney Springs retail locations
- Other participating merchandise and retail locations
After you’ve received your Magic Band, you can now link your MagicBand or theme park ticket to your Disney account